Linked by Oliver on Fri 11th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Linux is the most popular free Unix-like operating system, it shouldn't be a surprise that some projects have begun treating non-Linux operating systems as second-class citizens. This isn't out of contempt for the BSDs or OpenSolaris, it's just a matter of limited manpower: if almost all the users of the application have a Linux operating system and if all the core developers are using Linux themselves, it's difficult to keep supporting other operating systems. But sometimes the choice to leave out support for other operating systems is explicitly made, e.g. when the developers want to implement some innovative features that require functionality that is (at least for now) only available in the Linux kernel."
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RE[8]: Not mutually exclusive
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Mar 2011 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Not mutually exclusive"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

I remember back in the 90's when the UNIX old guard used to laugh at Linux and say it matters not because it does not run any big servers or super computers, it does not scale beyond 4 cpus its only usable on x86 and mk68 cpus etc...


Sounds just like how many Linux users treat BSD these days...

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RE[9]: Not mutually exclusive
by hamster on Wed 16th Mar 2011 11:02 in reply to "RE[8]: Not mutually exclusive"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06


Sounds just like how many Linux users treat BSD these days...


Why would i as a *BSD user care about what the linux users think/say?

Hell i even have a linux install aswell. What ever gets the job done and do it in the best posible way. I don't care if it's *BSD or Linux.

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